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Title: A Comparison of Soil Compaction Associated with Four Ground-Based Harvesting Systems
Authors: Bustos, O.
Egan, A
Keywords: logging
soil bulk density
group selection harvest
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: NORTHERN JOURNAL OF APPLIED FORESTRY Volume: 28 Issue: 4 Pages: 194-198 Published: DEC 2011
Abstract: A study of soil compaction associated with four harvesting systems-a forwarder working with a mechanized harvester and a rubber-tired cable skidder, a farm tractor, and a bulldozer, each of them coupled with a chainsaw felling-was conducted in a group selection harvest of a mixed hardwood stand in Maine. The bulldozer system was associated with the highest percentage differences in soil bulk density measured in machine tracks (16.9%), trail centerlines (15.7%), and harvested group selection units (13.1%) versus adjacent untrafficked areas, whereas the forwarder system was associated with the lowest percentage differences in soil bulk density measured in machine tracks (3.5%), trail centerlines (1.2%), and harvested group selection units (6.3%) versus adjacent untrafficked areas. Results will help to inform loggers and foresters on equipment selection, harvest planning, and the conservation of forest soils and soil productivity.
Description: 1. Univ Talca, Dept Forest Prod, Talca 3460000, Chile 2. Paul Smiths Coll, New Mexico Forest & Watershed Restorat Inst, Div Forestry Nat Resources & Recreat, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 USA
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/8700
ISSN: 0742-6348
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